[rescue] some stuff I'm trying to find
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at tandem.artell.net
Sun Jan 7 23:35:04 CST 2007
Saith Phil Stracchino ...
> I keep being tempted by the idea of picking up an SGI box sometime.
You should. They are fun. The Indigo2 R10K is a very decent machine, even
by modern standards. Yeah, the SCSI stuff is all 50-pin and a little slow,
and the networking speed (even with the 3com 100base card) isn't going to
melt your Cat5, but it's not too bad at all.
> Realistically, I don't know how much motivation I have to
> learn IRIX though.
Interesting graphics abilities, 90% GUI admin, neat single-command method of
turning various features on and off (though, cusiously, no GUI for this),
nice-looking desktop, enviable audio capabilities (including file
conversions, audio editing, and a 4-channel mixer on the workstations), etc.
I rather like IRIX.
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